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Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went specifically for the fresh seafood and wasn't disappointed. the oysters were delicious and the seafood pasta to die for.

Thank Le-Anne S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Raw Prawn! The waiter recommended a coral trout and it was the best fish ever! We referred the whole group and everyone loved it!

Thank Lorraine H
Derby, England
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my husband and baby, stumbling upon it by chance. The menu immediately grabbed us and we chose a table inside for the air con for our baby. The staff were extremely helpful and got us a high chair for our baby. My husband had the kangaroo, emu, crocodile and barramundi with sweet potato mash and veg.... More 

Thank gillybeany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard that the Bay Bugs were good at Raw Prawns and finally got enough nerve to try this restaurant. Firstly, the service was excellent and then the Bay Bugs and Calamari we order came quickly and were superb. Highly recommend.

Thank Jim S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on a joke saying from Barry Mckenzie this is a seriously good seafood restaurant- well prepared and served in a great location

Thank Michael S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended by our hotel receptionist and lived up to the recommendation. A good selection of seafoods - also has surf and turf options. Nice spot on the Esplanade to sit and watch the world go by - but you can sit inside if you prefer.

Thank holintel
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo I'm on business for one night only- asked the young waiter who reminded me of Justin Bieber- best dish - I was blown away by the recommendation - sorry boy I should've caught ur name - best dinner alone with my expresso martini

Thank Leanne G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with my parents on Thursday night before 6pm We were seated and looked at the menu We watched ages for the waitress to attend to us to order. We order the coconut prawns and calamari To start wasn't too bad calamari was nice either salad. We then order wild barramundi came with avocado salsa which the avocado was... More 

Thank Sarah D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner for 1 here while working in Cairns. The service was fantastic the Moreton bay bugs were good and the banana desert was fabulous. Recommend a visit here for dinner!

Thank Clarkm65
Cherokee Village, Arkansas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had crocodile, kangaroo, barramunda (fish) and emu with veges. Emu was a little tough but great experience. Loved the sorbets for dessert. Very busy restaurant. Located right on the beachfront. Collette always does it up right.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?